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Cover: Poop for Breakfast: Why Some Animals Eat It

Kirkus Reviews

“Levine knows how to grab young readers’ attention and explain science topics simply but effectively. And while Weiser’s illustrations are entertaining, they’re also enlightening . . . Irresistible science.”—Kirkus Reviews

 
Cover: Stars of the Night: The Courageous Children of the Czech Kindertransport

School Library Journal

“A necessary and inspirational book about a little-known light amid a dark period of history, this book should find a home in all libraries.”—starred, School Library Journal

 
Cover: The Bear and the Wildcat

Booklist

“A deeply somber but ultimately uplifting read.”—Booklist

 
Cover: Climate Warriors: Fourteen Scientists and Fourteen Ways We Can Save Our Planet

Kirkus Reviews

“[E]mphasizes over and over the effectiveness of working together to accomplish a goal. . . . Practical, creative, and empowering.”—Kirkus Reviews

 
Cover: Stars of the Night: The Courageous Children of the Czech Kindertransport

Booklist

“In a collective voice . . . Stelson describes rising tides of anti-Semitism, tearful partings, scary journeys by train and boat, meetings with British foster families, and then a return to Prague at war’s end to search out the scanty remnants of families and, long after, to learn who…

 
Cover: Rise to the Sky: How the World's Tallest Trees Grow Up

Kirkus Reviews

“A well-focused, beautiful, and informative introduction to the arboreal world.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

 
Cover: Never Give Up: Dr. Kati Karikó and the Race for the Future of Vaccines

School Library Journal

“Bright, beautiful illustrations are rendered in pencil and finished digitally. . . . Informative as well as inspiring, this book shows how Karikó’s tenacity is proof to never give up. A first purchase for all biography collections.”—School Library Journal

 
Cover: Innocent Blood

School Library Journal

“[F]un, light horror for fans of supernatural stories.”—School Library Journal

 
Cover: Enly and the Buskin' Blues

School Library Journal

“This fast and furious plot will have readers alternately cringing and cheering at Enly’s impulsiveness, fully invested in this protagonist’s success. While the tone is light, some serious issues are gently explored: gentrification, grief, wealth and lack of it, family ties, and…

 
Cover: Super Potato's All-Night Dinosaur Fight: Book 9

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)

“[A] playful book that combines action and adventure with a few laughs.”—Children’s Literature

 
Cover: Indigo and Ida

Kirkus Reviews

“This lively middle-grade novel successfully captures the turmoil of finding one’s place while navigating the various demands of growing up. . . . A satisfying story that demonstrates how the past can shed light on the present.”—Kirkus Reviews

 
Cover: Patterns Everywhere

Kirkus Reviews

“Intriguing encouragement to consider the intersection of mathematics and nature.”—Kirkus Reviews

 
Cover: Nearer My Freedom: The Interesting Life of Olaudah Equiano by Himself

Booklist

“In this unique work of nonfiction, Edinger and Younge transform the words of Olaudah Equiano’s 1789 autobiographical slavery narrative into found-verse poetry. . . . [An] absorbing, singular creation.”—starred, Booklist

 
Cover: Not So Shy

Kirkus Reviews

“Touching, tender, and heartbreaking.” ―Kirkus Reviews

 
Cover: Roads to Family: All the Ways We Come to Be

Kirkus Reviews

“A rich and resourceful guide . . . The book is nuanced, bringing to the forefront the validity of all families along with answers to the questions young people might have about themselves and others.”—Kirkus Reviews

 
Cover: The Great Giraffe Rescue: Saving the Nubian Giraffes

Kirkus Reviews

“A welcome example of human efforts to salvage what’s left of the natural world.”—Kirkus Reviews

 
Cover: Nearer My Freedom: The Interesting Life of Olaudah Equiano by Himself

Publishers Weekly

“Without losing the source text’s emotional heft, Edinger and Younge’s visceral poems respectfully provide an effective entry point into the seminal work.”—starred, Publishers Weekly

 
Cover: The Coldest Winter I Ever Spent

Publishers Weekly

With intensely emotional and honest prose, Jacobus (Romancing the Dark in the City of Light) conveys Del’s inner turmoil and longing for relief from the constant pain and fear of death she believes haunt her life. . . . supportive health coordinators and mentors help Del confront her…

 
Cover: Yuck, You Suck!: Poems about Animals That Sip, Slurp, Suck

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)

“The colorful, comical illustrations bring about a lively scene and show animals with highly expressive facial features. Teachers may want to add this title as a literature connection to a study on animals or animal features.” –Children’s Literature

 
Cover: Buildings That Breathe: Greening the World's Cities

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)

“[A] highly recommended book that will enrich readers’ knowledge of our planet Earth while inspiring creatively beautiful change.” –Children’s Literature

 
Cover: The Little Island

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)

“The lesson that the geese learn is both important and impactful, and will definitely resonate with young audiences.”—Children’s Literature

 
Cover: Focus on Civil Rights Sit-Ins

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)

“The books provide excellent introductions to topics that are often difficult to approach, but must be addressed both in our nation’s classrooms and in our homes in order to have informed citizens who want to make a difference for the betterment of humanity.” –Children’s Literature

 
Cover: What's That, Jack?

Kirkus Reviews

“Will inspire youngsters to embrace uncertainty—and adventures.”—Kirkus Reviews

 
Cover: The Day Fin Flooded the World

Kirkus Reviews

“An ideal read-aloud, this wacky tale takes an intriguing premise and, using childlike logic, follows it to a most outlandish conclusion . . . . Dripping with fun!”—Kirkus Reviews